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Churches differ on pandemic response

As Colorado’s third wave of COVID-19 grips the state, churches in the Denver metro area are preparing to take additional precautions, although they differ in their plans to do business in the weeks …
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Hudson Gardens can help you become a beekeeper.
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Honeybee program available online

Hudson Gardens has rescheduled “The Amazing Honeybee” from Nov. 11 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 17, and it might provide some readers with a new interest — you can pursue a list of classes at the Gardens …
“The Nutcracker” by Colorado Ballet will be broadcast six times on Rocky Mountain PBS during the holiday season, starting at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and also will be streamed at no cost on the Rocky Mountain PBS app.
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Colorado Ballet’s iconic ‘Nutcracker’ set for TV

We just learned that Colorado Ballet will partner with Rocky Mountain PBS (Channel 6 in the Denver area) to broadcast “The Nutcracker,” beginning at 7 p.m. on the evening of Thanksgiving, Nov. …
Arapahoe Libraries creative specialist Sivan Johnson works in the Southglenn Library recording studio before the pandemic. The library district offers three studios: one each in west and east Centennial at Southglenn and Smoky Hill libraries, respectively, and one at Sheridan Library in the city of Sheridan.

Denver metro area recording studios offer sound options

Music of various genres. Podcasts. Work presentations on a green screen. Slam poetry. Music videos. Making movies for film school. These are the types of works patrons have produced at free recording …
“Love, Honor and Obey,” a life-sized mannequin by California-based wearable art creator Marty Ornish, stands in the center of the Curtis Center for the Arts gallery as part of the “Old Myths, New Stories” exhibit.

Curtis Center gallery show highlights experiences of women

When the Colorado Women’s Caucus for the Arts sent out a national call for artists, the response came in from coast to coast — we noted works in the exhibit “Old Myths, New Stories” (which …

Michael Veltkamp’s colored pencil and pastel drawing, “Freedom,” won Best in Show at the “This is Colorado” exhibit.
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‘This is Colorado’ awards announced

The virtual version of the annual “This is Colorado” exhibit, sponsored by Littleton’s Heritage Fine Arts Guild, is now available on the Arapahoe Community College website. Juror Amelia Furman …
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43rd Denver Film Fest builds community from Red Rocks and home

If you love movies, there’s no way your home setup is going to replace the experience of the theater, if for no other reason than there’s something special about sharing a cinematic experience …
Stephen Brackett of Flobots at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, Colorado.
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A conversation with the new Colorado Music Ambassador

Music has never just been about words and sounds. It’s a purveyor of stories, a device that facilitates connection, and a weapon that gives the voiceless power. So, when Stephen Brackett, …
Jason Reynolds, author of the best-selling book “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You,” will appear in two virtual presentations hosted by Arapahoe Libraries.
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Author presentations to be offered virtually

Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will be presented by Arapahoe Libraries virtually at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 in a program geared to teens and adults, where he will …
Rodney Rice, a musician living in the Ken-Caryl Valley, recorded his album “SAME SHIrT, DIFFERENT DAY” in Austin, Texas.

Littleton-area musician’s album on streaming services

Rodney Rice, a resident of the Ken Caryl area west of Littleton, developed an interest in music at an early age, he says, as he “pillaged my older sister’s CD and tape collection ... She took me …

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Thornton celebrates cultural art of Dia De Los Muertos

No matter what the holiday is, a common way for cultures and families to mark the occasion is through the arts — music, film and interactive options like pumpkin carving, tree decorating and even …
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Exhibit aims to express experiences of women

Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road, in a historic schoolhouse in Greenwood Village, will present an exhibit by the Colorado Women’s Caucus for the Arts called “Old Myths, New …
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A virtual Denver Film Festival aims to entertain, provoke

Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. …
Iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, shown in a photo taken by her renowned photographer father Guillermo Kahlo, will have paintings on display along with works by her husband Diego Rivera at the Denver Art Museum.

Signature artists of Mexico in spotlight

Tickets are now on sale at the Denver Art Museum for “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism,” which opens Oct. 25. The first block, on sale now, are for Oct. 25 to Nov. 30. The second …
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Lakewood Symphony brings music to senior communities

The Lakewood Symphony, like many local musical groups, had to cancel the latter half of its 2019-2020 …

“A Gathering of Insulators” by Littleton Fine Arts Guild member Brigitte Runnals is a 30-by-40-inch oil on wrapped canvas, exhibited at the Depot Art Gallery now.

Gallery reopens with member show

The Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers, Littleton, opened as of Oct. 2 with “Best of the Best,” a member show with two- and three-dimensional works. Limited hours at first: Friday, Saturday and …
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